Title page from The Second Book of Samuel (KJV)

Part of: The Parallel Bible. Old and New Testaments (KJV and Revised Version) The Second Book of Samuel (KJV)

The two Books of Samuel deal with the close of the period of judges and the rise of the monarchy in Israel, especially Saul and David. The first book deals with the life of Samuel as a judge, different accounts of the origin of the monarchy with Saul as the first king of Israel, the victory over the Philistines, the slaying of Goliath, David and Saul as adversaries, and the death of Saul and his sons in battle.